Good Friday Appeal: Cash, card, online, cheque

April 12th, 2022Good Friday Appeal: Cash, card, online, cheque

IT’S that time of year – Easter and the Good Friday Appeal for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

IT’S that time of year – Easter and the Good Friday Appeal for the Royal Children’s Hospital.
In Daylesford, Natalie Kirby is leading the charge backed by plenty of friends, ready to sell raffle tickets, rattle tins, place QR codes and keep an eye on electronic donations. There’s also the added convenience of Shout portable electronic terminals for those who no longer carry cash.

Natalie said last year locals donated $17,000 “so we are hoping to beat that and maybe raise $18,000”.
There is a huge raffle happening with four main prizes to which many businesses have generously donated. Tickets are on sale most days outside Coles Daylesford right up until Good Friday. Raffle tickets are also on sale from the Biggin & Scott real estate office in Vincent Street.
Natalie said Biggin & Scott were generous every year but “Mike (DeVincentis) and Tom (Shaw) have been incredibly supportive this year and really gone above and beyond.”
And on the day itself, Natalie and friends from as far away as Melbourne and Bendigo will be rattling tins in Vincent Street with their “station” set up outside the Daylesford Town Hall. They start at 9am and usually stay until 2pm. The Daylesford CFA will also be heading to the two caravan parks looking for donations.

Natalie said she started helping former coordinator Tania Henderson many years ago and took over a few years back. Her reasons for helping out are many.
“I had to attend the Children’s a lot as a kid and I have friends and family whose children had to go as well. My cousin and a friend were nurses there and it is just such a great cause. As a teacher, our children are our future, so if we can do everything to give them the best opportunities then we are doing amazing things for the world.”
Donate at www.virtualtinshake.com.au/…/virtual-tin-shake
Pictured, Michael DeVincentis with Natalie and her sons Xavier and Paddy, below, Natalie and Penelope Ellis shake their tins

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